Finding Fine Art
There are several art galleries and studios in Jamaica, but you can also find fine art in less conventional places. Here are a few suggestions of where to find art
Craft shops and markets – Several fine artists are comfortable being closely associated with craft. Visit the craft markets and look for artworks that are not typical or mass produced. Have a talk with the vendor about the artworks and the artists to confirm that you have found a fine art.
Gift shops – Some artists merge fine art with gift items. These are good locations to find a variety of craft items and artisanal products of exceptional quality that are 100% Jamaican.
- Nesha’s Art Gallery, 20 Main Street, Shop #1 Corner Stone Plaza, Ocho Rios
- Mud Palace Gallery, Old Wharf Road, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth
- Things Jamaican stores in Kingston and the two main international airports
Art and food – Restaurants, especially those owned by artists or art collectors.
- Gallery of Joe James, Rio Bueno Main Street, Rio Buena
- Ahhh...Ras Natango, Camrose District, Granville, Montego Bay
Art galleries and studios – There are a well establish and new galleries, as well as, art studios worth visiting. Here are the names of a few:
- Creative Framing & Art Gallery, 4 Constant Spring Rd, Kingston,
- Gene Pearson Gallery, R Hotel, 2 Renfrew Road, Kingston
- Grosvenor Gallery, 1 Grosvenor Terrace, Kingston
- Hi Qo Art and Framing Gallery, 24 Waterloo Road, Kingston
- Island Art and Framing, 20 Barbican Road, Kingston
- Olympia Gallery, 202 Old Hope Road, Kingston
- Portland Art gallery, Old Railway Building, West Street, Portland
- Red Easel Gallery, 93 Old Hope Road, Kingston
- Revolution Gallery, 44 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston
- ROKTOWA Artists Collective, 8 Pechon Street, Kingston
- Sanaa Studios, 25 Barbican Road, Kingston
- Amai Craft, 30 Red Hills Road, Kingston
National Galleries and museums – While in Kingston, visit the country’s main art museum, the National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974 and the largest of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. The western branch of the National Gallery is housed at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, at Sam Sharpe Square.